BBC to Spend $40 Million on Children’s TV

The BBC has announced it will commit an additional 25 million pounds (about $40.8 million) to original children’s programming over the next three years. How the extra money ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Shin-Chan Creator Dies in Accident

Yoshito Usui, creator of the Japanese manga and anime property Crayon Shin-chan, was found dead Sunday in the mountains north of Tokyo. He was 51. According to news reports, Usui had ... Continue Reading →

Gromit, Terra, Superbeasto Arrive on Home Video

Crack out the cheese and crackers, because Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death leads a strong roster of new home video releases this week. The stop-motion duo’s ... Continue Reading →

Animag’s Perfect Pitch, Part 2: The Execs Strike Back!

After Butch Hartman’s keynote speech, Animation Magazine’s Perfect Pitch seminar took a look at the other side of the table with a panelist of animation executives. Joining ... Continue Reading →

No Emmy Coup for Family Guy

For the creators of Family Guy, the first animated series to be nominated for a best comedy series Emmy since The Flintstones in1961, the nomination will have to be enough. NBC’s ... Continue Reading →

Kirby Heirs Plan to Terminate Marvel Copyrights

The heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have served 45 notices of transfer of copyright to Marvel, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Studios Hires Executives

Stephen J. Davis, president of Hasbro Studios, has announced the new entertainment operation’s management team. Joining the toy company’s studio effort are: ‘ Bob ... Continue Reading →

Disney Studio Chief Cook Resigns

Dick Cook stepped down Friday from his post as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. “I have loved every minute of my 38 years that I have worked at Disney from the beginning as ... Continue Reading →

Animag’s Perfect Pitch, Part 1 ‘ Hartman Speaks!

Butch Hartman, creator of the hit animated series The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, looked out at attendees of Animation Magazine’s ‘How to Create a Winning Animation ... Continue Reading →

Meatballs Tops Tasty Box Office Weekend

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the most recent 3-D animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, topped the box office with an opening weekend gross of $30.1 million. The film ... Continue Reading →